Important Election Dates

2024 Pennsylvania Elections - Important Dates to Remember

Note: All dates in this calendar are subject to change without notice in the event of court order or passage of amendatory legislation. 

General Primary, April 23, 2024

General Primary EventDate
First day to circulate and file nomination petitionsJanuary 23
Last day to circulate and file nomination petitionsFebruary 13
First day to circulate and file nomination papers (for Statewide and Congressional Offices)February 14
Last day to file objections to nomination petitionsFebruary 20
Last day for withdrawal by candidates who filed nomination petitionsFebruary 28
Last day to register before the primaryApril 8
Last day to apply for a civilian absentee/mail-in ballotApril 16
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted civilian absentee/mail-in ballots (must be received by 8 pm)
General Primary Day: Polls Open 7 am to 8 pm
April 23

General Election, November 5, 2024

General Election EventDate
First day to register after the primaryApril 24
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots (must be postmarked no later than April 23)May 30
Last day to circulate and file nomination papersAugust 1
Last day to file objections to nomination papersAugust 8
Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated by nomination papersAugust 8
Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated at the primaryAugust 12
Last day to register before the November electionOctober 21
Last day to apply for a civilian absentee/mail-in ballotOctober 29
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted civilian absentee/mail-in ballots (must be received by 8 pm)
General Election Day: Polls Open 7 am to 8 pm
November 5

General Election, November 5, 2024

General Election EventDate
First day to register after November electionNovember 6
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots (must be postmarked no later than November 5)November 12